I just heard a security person refer to Oh-day vulnerabilities. I've never heard that before. I know she was talking about Zero Day vulnerabilities, and I know that sometimes people will pronounce Zero as Oh, but I've never heard it said Oh-day in that context. Is that a thing? Am I the weird one?

@mike yeah it's fairly common, especially among leftpondians.

@fedops I learned something new today. I guess I see it written more than spoken aloud. That's what assumptions do I guess.

@mike yeah, lots of people in the industry refer to them as oh-days.

@mike @kev You two are one fine looking man! Never saw your avatars one on top of the other until now

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@mike Lazy pronunciation is a pet peeve of mine.

I have a phone number in the 801 area code in the United States. You'll hear all the locals pronounce it as "Eight Oh One". I always pronounce it as "Eight Zero One".

Granted, I won't correct anyone on their pronunciation (except for my daughter).

I know English isn't unique in this regard, but that's no excuse. It's the pedant in me that wants digits pronounced as such, and alphabetic characters pronounced as such.

They're zero days.


@atoponce @mike what I have experienced lazy pronunciation is the trend. Even the grammar is more and more contracted.

As a foreigner I appreciate when people like you tries to speak the closest to English grammar.

@mike i have heard 0 pronounced as O. my stupid brain once thought it was because they couldn't distinguish between the two..

@mike I've always heard it as Zero Day never Oh Day. Maybe they thought it was called Oh since you can say "Oh no" another vulnerability?

@mike Do people say Zed-roe Day? I went to the Zoo with another family and dad is Australian. He told his daughter: Look, a Zedbra. I have only ever heard Zed when saying the letter Z.

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